Staff File Photo by Robin Rudd/ Moss grows along a path at Booker T. Washington State Park, which will kick off the new year with a First Day Hike at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 1.

To do Sunday

Depending on your tolerance level, we'd prescribe a day of rest to recover from the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle — or perhaps another round of hustle and bustle as retailers begin their after-Christmas sales.

Although individual store hours may vary, area malls appear to be shifting back to normal hours. Sunday hours are noon-6 p.m. at Hamilton Place and Northgate in Chattanooga, Bradley Square Mall in Cleveland, Tennessee, and Dalton Mall in Dalton, Georgia.

Walmart's 24-hour locations are expected to reopen at 6 a.m. Sunday. Retailers such as Target and Kohl's also are expected to resume normal hours, which vary by location.

At the end of the week, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will mean more changes to the schedule for many retailers.



THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. The Flaming Lips' two-night New Year's Underground Celebration, with Midlake, Dec. 30-31, sold out.


BODE — 730 Chestnut St. Collection of canned and other nonperishable food items for Chattanooga Area Food Bank, through Dec. 31. 855-213-0582

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. "Mr. Showtime" David Scott, Dec. 31-Jan. 1. First show Friday at 7:30 p.m., $20 ($25 preferred seating is sold out); second show Friday at 10 p.m., $36 ($40 preferred seating is sold out); second show includes New Year's Eve party favors, champagne toast and post-show dancing. Saturday show at 7:30 p.m., $17 and $19.

ENCHANTED GARDEN OF LIGHTS — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Award-winning million-lights extravaganza with more than 30 holiday scenes, through Jan. 2. $17-$30 adults, $9-$16 children 3-12. Tickets must be purchased online.

EPB HOLIDAY WINDOWS — EPB headquarters, 10 W. M.L. King Blvd. Festive vignettes on view on Broad and Market street sides of the building, through Jan. 3.

NEW YEAR'S EVE AND FIRST DAY HIKES — Tennessee state parks activity. Register for weather and other updates. By donation, unless otherwise noted.

— Dec. 31: Harrison Bay State Park, 8411 Harrison Bay Road, 11:30 p.m.-midnight. Meet at the Star Walk trail across from the Interpretive Center.

— Dec. 31: South Cumberland State Park, from Grundy Forest Natural Area, 131 Fiery Gizzard Road, Tracy City, Tenn., 1-3 p.m. CST, $10.

— Jan. 1: Booker T. Washington State Park, 5801 Champion Road, 9:45 a.m.

— Jan. 1: Fall Creek Falls State Park, 2009 Village Camp Road, Spencer, Tenn., 10 a.m.-noon CST. Meet at Fall Creek Falls overlook.

— Jan. 1: Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, 404 Spring Creek Road, Delano, Tenn., 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at Visitor Center.

— Jan. 1: Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, 732 Stone Fort Drive, Manchester, Tenn., 1-3 p.m. CST. Meet at the top of the museum.

— Jan. 1: South Cumberland State Park, from 1183 Stone Door Drive, Beersheba Springs, Tenn., 9-11 a.m. CST.

HOLIDAY BREAK CAMP — High Point Climbing and Fitness, 219 Broad St., Chattanooga; and 2499 Keith St. NW, Cleveland, Tenn. Rock climbing and team building for ages 5-14, Dec. 27 and 29. $89 members, $99 nonmembers.

ICE ON THE LANDING — Chattanooga Choo Choo gardens, 1400 Market St. Open-air, 120- by 40-foot ice-skating rink, open daily (weather permitting) through Jan. 30. $10-$12 adults, $8 children 12 and younger.

IMAX THEATER — 201 Chestnut St. Two special engagements over the holidays.

— Dec. 26: "The Polar Express 3D," 11 a.m. (final screening). $8.

— Through Jan. 13: "Spider-Man: No Way Home," 6:30 p.m. select dates. $15.

KIDS WINTER MAKERS CAMP — Pinspiration Chattanooga, 2275 Gunbarrel Road. Holiday activities and snacks, 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 27-30. $40 per day (buy three, get one free).

NEW YEAR'S NIGHTMARE — Dread Hollow, 321 Brown's Ferry Road. Special-edition haunted house and escape rooms, 8-10 p.m. Jan. 1 and Jan. 8. $15 for haunt, $60 per escape room. Tickets are timed entry and sold only online.

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM — 1 Broad St. Under the Peaks celebration, including a Christmas tree illuminated by electrical discharges from electric eel and the newly reopened Butterfly Garden, through Dec. 31. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; timed entry tickets are required. $35 adults, $22 children 3-12.

WINDOW TREASURE HUNT — Chattanooga's North Shore district. NorthShore Merchants Collective sponsors annual treasure hunt to find out-of-place objects in the windows of participating businesses along Frazier Avenue, River Street, Kent Street, Dallas Road, North Market Street and Manufacturers Road, through Jan. 3. Turn in cards, with minimum $1 donation, for chance to win gift baskets.

SWEET & SAVORY CLASSROOM — 45 E. Main St. Two-day Holiday Break Workshop for ages 8-14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 28-29 or Jan. 3-4. $140.


AREA 61 GALLERY — 721 Broad St. "The Magic of Three," with artists Katie Rogers, Lisa Denney and Paulina Fae, through Dec. 31.

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "Faces of FC" by Franklin County High School art students, through Dec. 31.

CHARLES H. COOLIDGE MEDAL OF HONOR HERITAGE CENTER — 2 W. Aquarium Way. "War Comes Home: The Legacy," traveling exhibition exploring themes of wartime separation, adjustment to life back home and the cost of war, through Dec. 29.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga's fall/holiday show on view.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Winter Wonderland, with hands-on activities, including ornament crafts, mosaic window art and winter coloring pages, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 29. Activities included in admission: $20 for nonmembers 18 and older.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave.

— Through Dec. 31: "Water and Light" by Jim Tucker.

— Jan. 1-31: "New Beginnings," welcoming the six artists to the cooperative in 2021: glass worker Sean Price, photographer Sybil Topel, multimedia artist Robin Howe and painters Renel Plouffe, Lora Miller and Brent Weston. First Friday open house, 5-8 p.m. Jan. 7.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.